God, we live in darkness, unseeing.
We close our eyes, and see your light.
We walk a path untrod,
only your footprints before us.
Forces of anger and evil surround us,
the power of selfishness unleashed.
We fear for our future, unknowing,
yet your love is supreme, unfailing.
Children waiting for the war’s end,
we long for the noise to stop.
But beneath the raging, your Silence
that calms our trembling hearts.
Beloved, hold us in the darkness,
our unknowing trust your praise,
your love our gravity, our end,
and tomorrow’s willing embrace.
We wait for the morning, we wait,
but your light is already here.
November 5, 2020